RELEASE
1955
LABEL
Columbia/Legacy
GENRES
Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Vocal Jazz, Trumpet Jazz

Album Review

Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate's band and four years later in the New York revue Connie's Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression for Satchmo to record the tribute album Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller in 1955, when such ideas were new. The nine tracks feature Armstrong ably supported by his All-Stars on such classics as "Honeysuckle Rose," "Squeeze Me," and "Ain't Misbehavin'." The mid-'50s was a fertile time for Armstrong, and this makes for a stellar package. [Some reissues deliver over twice the tracks of the original LP issue, with four edited alternate takes from the same session, plus seven more tracks of Waller material recorded by Armstrong in the 1920s and '30s.]
Cub Koda, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Honeysuckle Rosehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/honeysuckle-rose/id157536923?i=157536969&uo=5
  2. Blue Turning Grey over Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/blue-turning-grey-over-you/id157536923?i=157536973&uo=5
  3. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me)http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  4. Squeeze Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/squeeze-me/id157536923?i=157537007&uo=5
  5. Keepin' Out of Mischief Nowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keepin-out-of-mischief-now/id157536923?i=157537011&uo=5
  6. All That Meat and No Potatoeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/all-that-meat-and-no-potatoes/id157536923?i=157537012&uo=5
  7. I've Got a Feeling I'm Fallinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ive-got-a-feeling-im-falling/id157536923?i=157537016&uo=5
  8. Ain't Misbehavin'http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  9. (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Bluehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/what-did-i-do-to-be-so-black-and-blue/id157536923?i=157537021&uo=5
  10. (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue [Edited Alternate Version][#][*http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  11. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me) [Edited Alterna]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  12. Blue Turning Grey over You [Edited Alternate Version][#][*][Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  13. I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling [Edited Alternate Version][#][*][Versionhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  14. Squeeze Me [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  15. (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  16. Ain't Misbehavin' [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  17. Blue Turning Grey over You [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  18. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  19. Sweet Savannah Sue [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
  20. That Rhythm Man [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/satch-plays-fats/id268558064?uo=5
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